Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Former Team Manager Arrested For Cobb Racing Hauler Theft


The Cobb hauler is what people need to keep an eye on
The Rowan County (NC) Sheriff's Office arrested NASCAR driver Mike Harmon and Sheila Rae Rice for felony larceny and breaking and entering in connection with the theft of the hauler of NCTS driver Jennifer Jo Cobb- valued at $279,000.

Harmon, a driver and team owner primarily in the Nationwide Series, has worked with Cobb in the past. He used to be her team manager in the Nationwide Series when Cobb ran both there and in the truck series.

Harmon posted $10,000 bond late Wednesday evening as did Rice.

The hauler is still missing with a North Carolina Tag# DT-74479 (if the plates are still on it).

On Saturday around 3:00 am, the team transporter was stolen from the team’s race shop in the Charlotte suburb of Mooresville.

“It is my sole concern to get the transporter back so that we can make Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway,” said Cobb in a statement released this afternoon through her team. “We are working with other teams right now to borrow the necessary items in the event our hauler and its contents are not returned. We are pleased with the diligent work that the Rowan County Sheriff’s Department has shown in solving this crime.”

Here's the surveillance tape of the theft...

"I've been around for a long time, but I've never stolen so much as a piece of bubble gum and to be arrested for a felony is ridiculous," Harmon told WBTV. "I did not take her hauler, I've not been to her shop and how they convince the law to put a warrant out on me, I don't know," he said.

Any information on the whereabouts of the stolen property can be directed to the lead investigator, Detective Carl Dangerfield at 704-216-8711

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